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What is the average salary for an Economist?

The average salary of an Economist is $48.8. Salaries start from $24.0 and go up to $76. Please note that the average salary for an Economist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $76
Starting ($24.01)
Junior ($32.39)
Experienced ($44.75)
Senior ($60.69)
Highest ($76.0)
Highest

The top 10% of Economists in United States earn:

$76
Senior

The top 25% of Economists in United States earn:

$60.7
Experienced

The middle 50% of Economists in United States earn:

$44.8
Junior

The bottom 25% of Economists in United States earn:

$32.4
Starting

The bottom 10% of Economists in United States earn:

$24.0

Historical salary

Economist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Indiana 95.3 1
Ohio 59.2 2
Virginia 57.8 3
New York 57.1 4
District of Columbia 56.1 5
Maryland 51.7 6
Alabama 50.1 7
Texas 49.1 8
United States 48.8 9
Illinois 48.6 10
New Jersey 47.9 11
California 47.0 12
Louisiana 46.7 13
North Carolina 46.5 14
Georgia 45.9 15
Massachusetts 45.8 16
Missouri 45.5 17
Montana 43.9 18
Connecticut 43.3 19
Colorado 42.6 20
Alaska 42.3 21
Pennsylvania 42.1 22
Tennessee 40.5 23
Michigan 39.1 24
Oregon 38.6 25
Washington 38.6 26
Florida 36.8 27
Arizona 36.4 28
Oklahoma 35.7 29
Utah 35.7 30
Vermont 35.4 31
New Hampshire 34.8 32
Maine 34.7 33
Delaware 34.2 34
Kansas 33.5 35
South Carolina 33.5 36
Wisconsin 33.5 37
Iowa 32.8 38
Mississippi 32.7 39
Arkansas 32.6 40
Hawaii 31.7 41
Wyoming 31.5 42
Minnesota 31.3 43
Kentucky 29.8 44
New Mexico 28.9 45
Idaho 27.5 46
West Virginia 23.8 47
Puerto Rico 18.0 48

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